Our Teachers

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  Alex

I have been teaching English online for a few years now and I am familiar with both British Alex : English and American English. I want to help you be able to speak naturally in any situation whether it be an important business meeting or making plans with friends. I look forward to talking with you!


  Ben

Hello. I’m Ben and I’ve been helping people learn English online for a few years. I live in England, and I studied Creative Writing at university. In my spare time I enjoy writing, making music and filming videos for Youtube. I like to teach people new words and phrases that will suit their interests and their situations. I’m very happy to answer any questions you have about the English language and the culture around it."


  Brian

My name is Brian, I live in the grandest county of all Yorkshire, which is the largest in the UK. I have been teaching English for many years. I have many passions including reading, watching films from around the world, writing, beer making, and travelling. I worked in some great places; and some not so great places, (believe me), but all these places have directed me to do the two jobs that I love: working as a part time psychotherapist and an English Teacher!
In my teaching space I aim to make learning English fun by making my class as friendly as possible, while offering you the chance to ask me anything about English language and culture. I also try to add energy and humour into my classes where possible making your experience of learning one of the most difficult languages in the world effortless.
If you like learning about English conventions, grammar, culture whilst picking up a few zany facts along the way, then let me entertain you as you learn.


  Dave

I am from Australia and a Griffith University graduate. I live in Shiga prefecture and for 10 years in Japan. I have experience in English education for children, from young children to high school students. I have worked as a producer, director, director of TV programs, and hosted radio programs and English speech contests covering a wide range of age groups. In addition, I have a wide range of experience, including lectures at high school, university and teaching international business English.


  Davie

I am from the UK, living in and working from Cambridge. I am very interested in Japanese culture as well as English & European history, and my hobbies include playing games and writing. Currently I am active as a commissioned/freelance writer, I have also worked in hospitality and care.


  Elizabeth

I am from Canada and currently live in a small town in the province of Manitoba. I graduated from York University with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Philosophy. As well, I have a CELTA certificate as well as TESOL certificate. I have experience teaching everyday conversation, business English, pronunciation, and children's English. I have lived and taught English in both South Korea and Japan (I lived in Saga City for 5 years then Tokyo for 5 years). My interests include gardening (especially root vegetables and tomatoes), cooking (I have been a vegan for many years), landscaping, DIY renovations, and taking care of my dogs and cats.


  Gary

I am from the UK and attended the University of Leeds. Ten years after coming to Japan, I teach a wide range of students, from infants to adults. I teach English conversation, including business English. My hobbies are marathons, studying Japanese, and reading.


  George

I'm George. I have lived in many parts of the UK and I am a passionate lover of the English language and all its different dialects. I am a trained actor, keen writer, avid gamer, food lover and tea connoisseur. I read as many books as I can, and I am always willing to discuss novels, film, and television. I love teaching the beautiful side of the English language, strange phrases, interesting words and dialects. I encourage people to ask questions so they can learn to express themselves better.If you want someone who has studied English accents, dialects and British humour then come have a chat.I look foward to seeing you!


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  Jackie

Hello everyone my name is Jackie. I've been an ESL teacher since 2002 and teaching English online since April 2014. I really enjoy helping students achieve their goal in acquiring English as a second language. During lessons I focus on pronunciation, grammar and word order. I also help students learn how to say things differently, this helps students acquire more vocabulary and phrases that are very common among American English speakers. I've received great feedback from my group lessons, I am very excited to be part of the program. I look forward to seeing you in one of my lessons.


  Jacqueline

I live in Niagara Falls, Canada. I recently graduated with two degrees from Brock University. I enjoy working with people and students as they try to reach their goals. I have taught all of my life in non traditional situations including as a business trainer and mentor. Four years ago began teaching English to Japanese students online. My hobbies include painting, writing, and taking long walks with my best 4 legged friend Angus.


  Jim

Hello, my name is Jim. I am a CELTA certified English teacher with experience teaching online for the past two years. I have also taught in Guatemala. I have a business background in account management, customer service, and sales. I love traveling and meeting people from other cultures. I enjoy discussing a wide range of topics, incorporating my business experience and love of travel into the conversation. I enjoy answering your questions, suggesting useful expressions, and expanding your vocabulary. Along the way, we'll have a fun conversation. In addition to traveling, I enjoy sports, movies, music, art, and current events. I'm excited to help you reach your goals. See you soon!


  Justin

I'm from North Carolina, USA and currently live in Honduras. I have a certification in American Sign Language interpreting. I also extensive experience in the service industry and have taught English and Spanish to adults and children. My hobbies are reading, traveling and learning new languages.


  Karl

I am from the UK and currently live in Bulgaria. I hold a TEFL qualification. I have taught English conversation and English composition from children to adults. My hobbies are reading, sports, and traveling.


  Lala

I am from Canada and currently live in Ontario, Canada. We accept foreign students from Japan and support Japanese as host mothers. My hobbies are art, movie, music, and yoga.


  Leigh

Hi, I’m Leigh! I’m from the US, but I live in Puerto Rico. I graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and Spanish. After graduation, I worked in Toyama prefecture for two years as an ALT, and after returning from Japan I spent a year volunteering in South America. I have five years of experience teaching English online. Besides teaching, I love playing classical and Puerto Rican music, reading, and traveling.


  Liz

Hi and welcome! I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about myself. I'm a dedicated and enthusiastic educator committed to providing a well-balanced, supportive and engaging learning environment. Some of my interests are: yoga, reading, camping, video games, and spending quality time with family and close friends. I look forward to meeting you and helping you gain the confidence and skills to speak English fluently. See you soon!


  Makere

I am from New Zealand and currently live here. I attended the University of Waikato, and am a Deakin University graduate. I Hold a TESOL qualification. I have worked in elementary and junior high schools in Australia and New Zealand for 16 years. My hobbies are traveling, walking, reading etc.


  Michael

Hello! My name is Michael, and I am an American who grew up in the state of Kansas. Would you like to know a surprising fact? People from Kansas have no accent - it's totally neutral-sounding American English! I am a wordsmith who has been using English in all manner of ways for many years now, in both writing and teaching. I currently live in Japan, and I love to study a second language myself: Japanese of course! Some of my other hobbies include making music, watching baseball, and playing video games.


  Penny

I am from Illinois, USA and currently live here. I attended Loyola University, in Foreign Language Department studies, with a French major, and a Japanese minor. In the future I would like to be an interpreter / translator who can speak French, English and Japanese. After graduating from university I think that I would like to work as an English teacher in Japan and I am trying hard to study Japanese. My hobbies are reading and listening to music.


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  Rachel

I am from America, currently living in Illinois. I have a Bachelor's Degree from Iowa. I hold TESOL certification. For over 17 years, I have taught English conversation for a wide range of people. My hobby is reading books.


  Rhonda

My name is Rhonda I am an American. I have lived in Japan for 29 years. I am a nurse by trade but have been teaching English to students age 2 to adult for more than 25 years or so. I have helped students achieve their goals in English whether it be their dream university, dream job or travel.  I am an avid Red Cross volunteer and I teach CPR, First Aide and Disaster classes to students and I teach teachers how to teach.  I assist the Japan Red Cross with documents for their web site. I have had the honor and privilege to meet Her Highness the Empress of Japan 4 times and will meet her again in May.  My hobbies are teaching, cooking, outdoor hiking , walking and cycling. I enjoy Joy Soran dance and playing taiko drums when I can find free time to do so.My favorite book is "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne and I use the Law of Attraction in my daily life.I am excited about the new materials and to have the opportunity to assist you with them I helping you achieve your goals in English. Let's have fun together. I look forward to meeting you in class!


  Susan

Students, you want to learn and I want to teach, so let’s do this! I have a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Louisville, and hold certifications in teaching ESL and reading. Just like ZE, I approach English Language Learning with ZEst and ZEal and lots of humor too. So welcome to class!


  Tony

I am from and live in England. I studied music technology at university in Leeds. I have worked in recording studios in the past as well as teaching people how to record and play music. I love music and can play the guitar, piano and drums. Outside of music I also love things like snowboarding and surfing and to relax I enjoy reading and video games with my friends.


  Tori

I was born in the state of New York, and currently live in Colorado. I graduated from New York State University College of Education. I am a Teacher license holder and have a MBA (Master's Program in Management Science) from graduate school. I have over 10 years of teaching experience as a high school teacher in English and social studies. After that I had work experience in a wide range of business industries including business management and business marketing. Because my father is Japanese and my mother is American, there is strong patriotism for Japan. My hobbies include reading, scrapbooking, traveling and cooking. I also like learning new things, so I like to take various classes.


  Verity

I have grown up in the state of Virginia, in the United States. I fell in love with Japanese culture and language through anime starting in high school. In college, I took three years of Japanese, and continued with my love of anime. I got a Masters in Education and B.A.s in English and Social Sciences. Since then, I have eight years of teaching in the classroom at the middle and high school level, and about three years teaching English online. My interests include pets, hiking, and just about anything geeky. I look forward to working with you!


  Will

I am from the UK and attended the University of Leeds. I live in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I also taught cooking and guitar. My hobbies are photography, music, and movies.

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  Erica

I am Japanese - Brazilian. Graduated at San Paulo University. BA in Education and majored in English, French and Spanish. Qualification holders of TESOL, TOEIC and International teacher's license. Now living and working in Japan as an ALT, company English instructor and a technical translator. I also teach English as a volunteer for elementary school students and for seniors. Experienced online teacher. When I am off, I like to spend most of my time with my two sons and we enjoy cycling and outdoor activities. I also like reading, cooking and traveling. I am looking forward to teaching you! Let's enjoy studying English with Z-E!


  Hana

I am from Yokohama and graduated from Toyo Keiwa Jogakuin Junior College. I worked for a financial institution for 10 years. I have experience in handling foreign customer's response. After that I stayed in Australia for 2 months. I acquired the qualification of the UK Government Certified Child Minder in 2003. Currently I live in England for the ninth year. I volunteer to introduce Japanese culture at local kindergartens and elementary schools, assistant for club activities. My hobbies are cooking and traveling.


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  Kumiko

After spending my junior high and high school years in Austria, I attended Tsuda College in Japan to study international relations. I then went to Columbia University in the United States for my graduate study and work. Now, I'm back in Japan, teaching English online. I'm a dog lover and have one at home. However, recently, I fell in love with goats, hoping to have some in the future.


  Leyna

I am from Kyoto and a Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University graduate. I live in Mississippi. I acquired a Cosmetology license at Stratford Institute. I taught English for over 3 years at an elementary school, learning center, private lessons, etc. I’m currently working as a make-up artist in the United States and Japan. My hobbies are fashion, makeup, music, movies, exercise, travel, and photography.


  Maya

I am from America and grew up in Kyoto. I’m bilingual with an American father and a Japanese mother. After coming to Japan at the age of 10, I graduated high school in the United States. I have experience in teaching English conversation for elementary and middle school girls. Currently I am studying at an American university. My hobbies are music (piano, violin, vocals), watching movies, driving, going to gym, traveling and more.


  Mayumi

I am from Tokyo, currently living in Canada, since 2000. I stayed for 5 years in the U.S., 3 years in Germany, and 1 year in the UK. My MBA was obtained in the USA, with a New York State University degree. I have guidance experience at major English conversation schools in Tokyo etc. My hobby is music. Currently I teach English as well as piano lessons.


  Meg

Hi, Meg here. I am originally from Nagoya, Japan and now am in the beautiful sunshine California, USA. I came here shortly after I have graduated from a junior college as I got accepted an enrollment to California State University in Fullerton where I have graduated with sociology in major. I have been working as a paralegal for one of the latest insurance defense law firm here in Orange County beside tutoring here. I live with my 20-year-old college sophomore daughter and two cats. I usually spend my free time hiking, snowboarding, bodysurfing, and kickboxing. I am so excited to become a part of Z-English and hope to get to meet many of you.


  Mike

Hello! My name is Mike and it's a pleasure to meet you. I live in Toronto, the biggest city in Canada. I also lived in Japan, from 2006 until 2011, in a small town in Fukuoka Prefecture on the north coast about 20 minutes away from Fukuoka city! I was an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) at a high school, and enjoyed life in Japan very much. I returned home to Toronto in 2011, and earned my TESL degree the next year. I continued my education by studying linguistics, a topic which interests me endlessly. I love teaching English and I love seeing students have their "通じた!" moment. I hope you'll enjoy my classes, and I hope to see your success too!


  Misaki

I am originally from Osaka Prefecture and now live in Adelaide, Australia. I moved to Australia in 2008. Currently, I work as a pastry chef as well as an English teacher. My hobbies are traveling, yoga, ballet, and relaxing at a cafe.


  Mizuki

I am from Japan. I've lived in Philadelphia since 2006. I studied in Brisbane in Australia, in my childhood. During high school I studied abroad in Oregon, U.S. I have a degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. Since graduation I have been engaged in language-related work as a Japanese teacher, translation, and interpreter. I teach painting to kids, act as a lecturer of dance, and have many teaching experiences. I have experience in cooking and having set up a catering company. My other hobbies include walking in the forest, painting, home gardening and so on.


  Noriko

I am from Tochigi prefecture. I live in London. I wake up to the computer while traveling in India while playing backpackers. Then I went to work with professional background such as web designer and IT support. I got IT-related qualifications and I’m responsible for IT support work at a company in London. Currently I am married to an Englishman and am doing work related to WEB shop freelance while raising children. My hobbies are PC repair, graphic design, camping, reading, etc.


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  Ricco

I am from Tokyo and graduated from North Dakota University in the USA. I live in New York. I Have work experience translating and interpreting at a Japanese company. In private, I have taught English tests to junior high school students and I have translated them. Currently I am acquiring the qualification of American music therapist. My hobby is traveling and music.


  Takashi

I lived in the US between 1994 and 2014. While I was there, I worked for a Japanese marketing research firm, and taught at universities. I also attended the University of Georgia and the University of Louisville during my twenty-year stay. Since I returned to Japan, I have been living in my hometown Amagasaki, Hyogo. In my free time, I like to do physical activities, such as jogging, hiking and strength training.


  Tomoko

Hello, My name is Tomoko. I have been in the UK for 8 years. I studied in Canada for 4 years being a student. On top of that, I spent 4 years of my childhood in Italy which makes more than one third of my life spent overseas.
I have plenty of work experience in hotel and service industries. Once I was a concierge at the hotel in Disney resort in Chiba. I also have years of teaching, managing, instructor training and counselling experience back home. I currently work as a Japanese instructor to British students as well as in translation.
Teaching is a passion and life work for me. I try to introduce natural expressions through out the lessons. ( Both British and North American dialects) Also, I am willing to help you achieve the language goal and make the lesson effective and enjoyable. Looking forward to seeing you in class!


  Yoshie

I was born in Kyoto, and brought up there, as well. I graduated from Doshisha University. Since I was a student, I have been an English tutor an English teacher. Since I graduated from college I have taught from elementary school to society as an English lecturer, and I have a wealth of teaching experience. I prepare classes and give guidance according to student's needs. My hobbies include watching Kabuki, enjoying wine, exercising at the sports gym, traveling and more.